School Of Rock Opens In Nashville

A new school is setting the stage to bring an edgy beat to the already hip Belmont Boulevard.

The School of Rock is preparing to open its first franchise in Nashville, the second school in Middle Tennessee.

"I've been producing and composing my own music," instructor Tim Zimmerman said. "I've been touring since I was 17. So (I've) just kind of been doing rock music my whole life."

Professional musicians provide students with a different type of music lesson.

"If they like the Black Keys, well let's learn a Black Keys song. And we teach theory in that Black Keys song," owner Kelly McCreight said.

At his school, there's no such thing as recitals. Instead, students headline their own concerts in venues like the Franklin Theater, the Rutledge and 3rd and Lindsley.

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